Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Am I the only one to be creeped out when listening to the radio these days? It's not the music or the news. Or even the talk shows. It's the advertisements that are giving me the creeps. For the past year, an astonishing number have been bellowing, "THE BANKS HAVE HAD THEIR BAIL-OUT! NOW IT'S TIME TO GET YOURS!" All sorts of businesses specialize in re-negotiating loans. Listeners are told that it isn’t their fault that they can’t pay. "Greedy bankers" put them in this position. Then, of course, there are the relentless casino ads followed by public service announcements offering help to gambling addicts ...
After a while, one longs to hear about the good, clean virtues of laundry detergent.